Sultan will swing with a whole host of attractions

Big Pete's Monster Trucks at last year's show
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Where can you find monster truck, mountain bike, motorcycle and parachute display teams, plus planes, helicopters, a fairground and music?

The answer to that question is the HMS Sultan Summer Show.

This annual event takes place at Gosport’s HMS Sultan from 10am to 6pm tomorrow and Sunday.

It has raised more than £100,000 for charity over the last two years and this year’s show is set to be bigger and better than ever.

But, to ensure a good turn-out whatever the weather, organisers have even promised to reduce on-the-gate ticket prices to encourage people to attend come rain or shine.

Attractions include Gosport Tigers Motorcycle Display Team performing high speed manoeuvres and daring fire jumps, the Royal Navy Raiders Parachute Display Team and a fly-past from a Navy Lynx.

There will also be entertainment from the Rose and Thistle Pipe Band, Elson Youth Orchestra, Concept boyband and Heart FM.

In addition, the show boasts the Volunteer Cadet Corps’ Field Gun competition, pedal-powered stunts from Think Bike, a steam lorry parade, military vehicles, aircraft and a classic cars display.

For those who want to be in on the action, rather than just watching, there will be fairground rides, helicopter sightseeing and traditional games in the village fete.

There will be also be inflatable playgrounds and free bungy trampolines for youngsters and even an opportunity to soak both the commodore and the commander at the ever-popular soak a sailor stand.

Summer Show director, Lieutenant Commander Dave Orton says: ‘HMS Sultan Summer Show is the highlight of our calendar year, and the staff are looking forward to hosting this tremendous charity event.

‘HMS Sultan has always played an active role within the community and this is our chance to provide a spectacular, fun-packed event for all the family to enjoy.’

A free car park will now be provided on site at HMS Sultan, via Grange Road, rather than previous planned parking at Bay House School.

Tickets can be bought in advance from The News’ offices in Fareham, Gosport and Havant, or Queen’s Parade Newsagents in Gosport, Tourist Information offices, Asda in Gosport and the CAF Office at HMS Sultan.

Advanced tickets cost £12 for a family (two adults and two children), £5 for adults (aged 17 and over), and £3 for children (aged five to 16) and concessions.

Children under the age of five go free.

Tickets bought on the day now cost £15 for a family, £6 for adults and £3 for children and concessions.